Ms Miglena Peneva > Georgiev, Todorov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Georgiev, Todorov & Co
27 PARCHEVICH STREET
1000 SOFIA
Bulgaria
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Work Department

Real estate, Territorial planning, Concessions, Public Procurements

Position

Partner in Real Estate Department
Practice areas: Real estate, Territorial planning, Concessions, Public Procurements.

Career

Miglena Peneva joined Georgiev, Todorov & Co. in 2007. She has graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Law in 2002 and in 2007 she did a traineeship in the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg. 

From 2002 to 2004 she worked as a State property expert at the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. She specialized in the area of real estate and construction, territorial planning, State and municipal property, civil and administrative litigation relating to immovable property. Miglena has provided legal consultancy on complex major projects in Bulgaria – she has been involved in the due diligence report on Sofia Properties on behalf of Sofia Privatization Agency – the biggest real estate company in Bulgaria as well as in the Nu Boyana Film project, Kremikovtzi project, Energoproekt progect and many others.   

She provides legal consultancy to key players on the Bulgarian market such as AG Capital and the companies from its group, National Association of Property Developers, BMF Port Bourgas, Advance Properties, Bulgarian Posts.

Her practice include legal consultancy on  State projects related to various ministries and municipalities.

In 2013 she advised the European Parliament and a commission on the European Union Building acquisition in Sofia. For more than 5 years Miglena has consulted the European Parliament on legal issues related to real estate in Bulgaria.

From 2004 to 2018  Miglena partisipated in the work on drafting and amendments to normative acts such as the State Property Act, the Municipal Property Act, the Spatial Planning Act, and the Law on the Structure of the Sofia Municipality.

She is a member at the Bulgarian Assiciation for EU Law since its establishment.

Languages

She is fluent in English, French and her native Bulgarian.

Memberships

Ms. Peneva has been registered with Sofia BAR in 2006.
In 2007 she has been appointed as a trainee in the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Education

Sofia University, Faculty of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s energy and natural resources practice excels in handling disputes for clients in the sector. The firm is representing 47 hydroelectric power plant operators in separate cases against the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission. In addition to its disputes work, the firm assists with drafting complex contracts and agreements, and advises on debt restructuring for energy project holding companies. The team is jointly led by Ivan Todorov and Arno Mamasyan, who has a ‘deep knowledge of energy law.’ Nikolay Lazarov, who ‘produces work of the highest quality’ and the ‘precise and hardworkingMariya Derelieva are other key contacts. Miglena Peneva has ‘excellent negotiation skills‘.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

Georgiev, Todorov & Co, described as ‘one of the best law firms in Bulgaria for dispute resolution’ acts for clients in high-value and complex disputes, with particular expertise in real estate and energy matters. Arno Mamasyan, who jointly leads the practice, has extensive arbitration experience, having acted for clients in several arbitration courts and sitting on the Arbitration Court for the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists. The firm acts for both state and private entities, and has experience in proceedings at the administrative, national and supreme courts in Bulgaria. Ivan Todorov, managing partner, jointly heads the practice. The ‘highly efficient’ Miglena Peneva specialises in real estate matters, and ‘detail-oriented’ Mariya Derelieva has expertise in energy disputes. Tsvetelina Dimitrova is another name to note.

Bulgaria > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Miglena PenevaGeorgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co primarily acts for clients in complex disputes related to real estate acquisitions, zoning and planning permission issues, and proceedings stemming from grid and utility access. The team has represented developers in disputes regarding the revocation of building permits, restitution and true ownership proceedings, and lease arrangements. As well as working for private clients, it has acted for the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in contentious proceedings regarding the ownership of Rusalka Holiday Village. An ‘expert in the field’, Miglena Peneva is the key lawyer in the practice, drawing universal praise from clients.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

Project work at Georgiev, Todorov & Co is chiefly focused on property development and dispute resolution, both on behalf of private developers and on behalf of municipalities. On the PPP side, the firm advises on tender and concession procedures, and acts on behalf of winning and losing bidders.  Miglena Peneva jointly leads the team alongside Ivan Todorov, and takes the lead on real estate matters, while Arno Mamasyan handles public procurement procedures. Alexander Pachamanov and Tsvetelina Dimitrova are also key contacts.